An interview with Terry Francona
Red Sox skipper discuss changes for game two
Terry, could you get into your lineup decisions specifically? You talked about them yesterday, but Cora over Lowrie at shortstop?MANAGER FRANCONA: Sure, I think there was a good chance that we would play Cora tonight, just style of pitching, Ervin Santana, the way Lowrie swung, the way Alex Cora swung at certain types of pitchers, and I was leaning toward that anyway, but you don't need to make that decision until you need to. With Mike Lowell that was a hard one for me. I think it's pretty obvious I couldn't say he's hurtin', he did not get worse. He wants to play. So I got up and got to the workout, thought about it a lot, and I realized where I wanted to get with that decision but getting to that decision was hard for me, that was a tough one.
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